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Kings Cross Pond Club - CLOSED

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Caldie wrote a review Oct 2016
South East England, United Kingdom131 contributions40 helpful votes
Visited last year and loved this place. It is a little oasis of swimming and relaxation gorgeousness in the middle of London - very surreal and very lovely. I also joined in the 'splash mob' swim to show support for the Pond not closing next week. What a shame if such an amazing facility has to close ...
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Date of experience: October 2016
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David O wrote a review Oct 2016
7 contributions11 helpful votes
Booked my appointment on a short trip to London after looking for cool things to do. Up came the Kings Cross Pond Club. I booked my time, but when I was travelling down they changed from summer to winter opening times. I met with the gents that run it, had my induction and very cold shower before entering the pond. I decided to jump straight in at the deep end........rapidly regretting my decision before my feet even hit the water!!! JESUS WEPT........now I'm from the north of Scotland and have to say the water was freezing, if I'd have been naked you'd have thought I was a woman instead of a big burly lad! Once I acclimatised it was really invigorating and fresh, the pond and pond life, insects, snails etc was really fascinating while doing lengths, surrounded by such an industrial/building scene, very surreal and pleasing to the eye! It's truly a one off experience and one I would recommend before it closes, as at the end of the month it's getting drained and turned into something to do with bikes. When I came out, and went for my shower, it was rather warm compared to the cold pond! And I was more than happy to stay and have a good wash! It's such a shame that it's closing and the local folks that live and work there won't be able to have such a refreshing swim, an amazing place! I was still buzzing about my swim and felt great for the rest of the day. Please go for a swim if you can, once it's gone it's gone and won't be coming back. Be part of the art before it goes! Many thanks from Inverness!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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WildTravellerLondon wrote a review Sep 2016
London6 contributions
This pond which is situated to the rear of Kings Cross station (now known as Tapper walk) is an oasis in the heart of a city. An open-air pool which has a shallow end and a deep end. Initially like many open - air pools it is a bit chilly to get into, but you don't feel this after about 90 seconds of getting in. It is a natural pool insomuch as it relies on natural filtration to keep the water clean. Water lilies and other pond plants are noticeable but they don't get in the way of swimming. On the down side, the water is not heated, the pond is not enormous but neither is it small-it is a reasonable size. It cost £5 for an adult, cash is not accepted so payment is either by card or via the web-site. After your time in the pool there is a shop which sells coffee, cakes and other eatables, (closed Sundays & Mondays). I intend to visit again, whilst we still get reasonably pleasant weather and I recommend others to do so. The staff are very helpful.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Deirdre Y wrote a review Aug 2016
London, United Kingdom111 contributions54 helpful votes
The only problem I have with this attraction is that the staff are a bit amateurish. They did not seem to have my booking on their system and were seriously considering not letting me and my daughter in, despite me having a confirmation email on my phone. They relented (!) and we had a very unusual and enjoyable time. We both love swimming, especially in natural environments, which definitely helps. The water is quite cold but its fine once you get in, and we were visiting on the hottest day of the month, so that helped. The facilities are quite sparse, only a few sunbeds and a grassy area that is a bit rough and ready but all perfectly adequate. They could definitely do with some shade, a few umbrellas maybe. It is quite exciting to swim around in a natural environment and be able to see the Post Office Tower and Kings X station from the water, as well as plenty of active building sites and cranes. The changing rooms are roomy and clean and not too busy despite there not being a huge number. We spent a couple of hours at the Pond and would definitely go again if we get the chance.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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kazandad wrote a review Aug 2016
london, england9 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved this pond. Went with my two kids aged 10 and 7 and we loved it. A very special place. We were helped by the fact it was a baking hot day but nevertheless this place is worth a try for a fiver! We had a two hour slot for £5 each. Only 40 people allowed per slot so wonderfully peaceful. Under 8s need an adult in with them. Changing rooms and toilets there. Steps into pond. Pond clean apart from lovely snails that are harmless and clean the pond. Refreshing and felt special. Highly recommend. We then went to granary square The Lighterman for lunch with the kids which was great too. Water was freezing but be brave and try it!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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